Industrial Cost Indicator

The Industrial Cost Indicator (ICI) was developed by CNI to capture the evolution of costs and their impact on the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. It is calculated quarterly and makes it possible to keep track of the short term evolution of costs, which is key for building and evaluating policies and actions in favor of competitiveness. The indicator began to be published in January 2013, but its historical series goes back to 2006.


Industrial costs saw the third-lowest growth in their series in 2019

The moderate growth observed in industrial costs in 2019 was influenced by the modest increase seen in the cost of personnel and intermediate goods and was brought about by the drop in working capital and tax costs.


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